The attempt to leave the Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Arkansas with $17,000 in casino chips is too much of a temptation to a recent boss according to a report by Calvinayre.com. The resort in Hot Springs is popular with locals and is currently undergoing a major expansion project that could have been imagined as a decent distraction by a thief. Taking its advantage from previous attempts at casinos in Las Vegas, the player took as many chips as he could and ran for the door. In fact, however, he did it out and into the wind–just not long, unlike many of the Vegas hikers
Last Friday, when Derrick Patrick Belton Jr. had decided to pull the capper off, he played blackjack at the casino. He was reportedly stealed from a rack near a dealer before making his great getaway several purple poker jips of the casino, each with a value of 500$.
From the beginning, the plot was doomed. As if they weren’t already aware of casino patterns, the properties all over the place have cameras and security equipment. Security at all sites is often tight, but in some cases not too tight. For instance, regular casinos are not as well scrutinized as first-time casinos, since the staff are well known. This familiarity should suffice, but not always, to make the regulars honest. According to the Hot Springs Sentinel record, Belton was a regular and also had a player’s card from the casino. How good he was at blackjack isn’t clear because he couldn’t put two or two together, apparently.
Casino security personnel shared with the police video and cameras stills showing Belton’s act. It was one of the fastest investigations of a casino theft in recent history with so much evidence, and Belton was caught up this week. After paying $3,500, he was released and will be brought back to court on 10 December to learn about his destiny. If the judge decides to throw the book at him, he looks behind bars for up to ten years.